Ten years after the PC revolution, experts were saying the PC model is obsolete. This program looks at several fresh approaches to the personal computer. Included are the TransPhone net terminal, Apple's multimedia Pippin Power Mac, the brand new Palm Pilot from U.S. Robotics, the BeBox using the Be operating system, and Oracle's new NC or Network Computer. Guests include Bruce Tognazinni, author of "Tog on Software Design. Originally broadcast in 1996.
December 15, 2004 Subject:
Back to the future
A short review of the mid-1990s view of future personal computing. thin clients (the Oracle deal), game-console-gone-PC (Apple Pippin - now look at PS2 or Xbox of today) and mainstream UNIX in, oh, the BeBox. Be aware however, there is not much mentioned that you won't already know being familiar with these futuristic ;-) concepts.